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Spain in Crisis - U.S. News & World Report

Sept. 29, 2017 | A final pro-independence rally takes place at Barcelona's Plaza Espana ahead of the referendum organized by Catalonia's regional government. The region calls for the creation of a Catalan Republic and secession from Spain. (Dan Kitwood ...and more »

'No solution in sight': Spain braces for Catalonia declaration of independence - CBC.ca

The Catalonia vote for secession from Spain may have boxed the regional government into a corner, leaving it no choice but to declare unilateral independence — a move that could trigger a constitutional crisis and spark more violent clashes. "It ...and more »

Statement on the events in Catalonia - EU News

For the European Commission, as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly, this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain. We also reiterate the legal position held by this Commission as ...and more »

An independent Catalonia would hold its own on world HE stage - Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)

Catalan academics have sometimes pointed to the strong performance of the region's universities relative to the rest of Spain as a powerful argument for independence. But how do Catalonia's higher education institutions compare with others in the world ...and more »

UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia - UN News Centre

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré ?Share. Print. 2 October 2017 – The top United Nations human rights official urged today the authorities in Spain to ensure thorough, independent and impartial ...and more »

Could Catalonia make a success of independence? - BBC News

Pro-independence parties have won a slim majority in the Catalan parliament. The regional election backfired on the Spanish government, but for now Madrid remains firmly in control, under emergency powers invoked in October. What if Catalonia were to ...and more »

Barcelona in the strange and symbolic eye of a storm over Catalonia - The Guardian (blog)

Barcelona's nuanced identification with Catalonia is part of what gives the club an explicitly socio-political dimension. And that meant this was always going to be more than a match … even if in the end it was less than one. Sid Lowe · @sidlowe. Mon ...and more »

Thousands protest and strike over Catalonia referendum violence - The Guardian

Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the Barcelona headquarters of Spain's national police force on Tuesday amid strikes in protest at police violence during the disputed referendum on Catalonian independence. As Madrid comes under growing ...and more »

Opportunity and risk for Catalan research in independence debate - Times Higher Education (THE)

Catalonia's referendum has brought into sharp focus the potential benefits of independence for science in the region, but it has also highlighted the potential pitfalls that researchers could face if relations between the separatist region and Madrid ...and more »

Catalonia referendum: 90% voted for independence, say officials – as it happened - The Guardian

This liveblog is now closed. You can find all the latest details on Sunday's events in this full report. Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence. Spanish prime minister defends violent response to poll, as raids on ...and more »